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Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)
The Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) progam contracts with Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) to effect changes that have a positive impact on the health of Idahoans and focuses on strategies and practices that make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for all Idaho communities. Click here for more information about IPAN.
IPAN programs offered through EIPH:
Let's Move! Child Care
One in five children are overweight or obese by the age of six. Child care and early education providers are a powerful force in children's lives. Providers can help children learn habits that prevent childhood obesity and can keep them healthy for life.
The Let's Move! Child Care Campaign focuses on five key areas of childhood obesity prevention:
EIPH has worked with over 40 child care facilities in Eastern Idaho to complete the Let's Move! Child Care assessment. This activity is free to child care facilities. Resources, best practices, and technical assistance have been provided to help the facilities make simple, but effective, changes to help reduce childhood obesity.
EIPH will partner again with the IdahoSTARS program to hold another set of Let's Move! Child Care Workshops in February and March 2016. These workshops will provide education and training, in addition to IdahoSTARS credits, to providers in Eastern Idaho.
If you are a child care or early education partner, and would like to participate in the Let's Move! Assessment and/or workshops, or if you have questions about this program, please call the IPAN coordinator, Kaylene Craig at 533-3151. For more information about Let's Move! Child Care click here.
Parents - if you would like information to help find quality child care, or information and resources about healthy eating, play, and growth for young children visit these websites:
Worksite Wellnes Promotion
EIPH is currently implementing the National Healthy Worksite Health Scorecard with businesses in Eastern Idaho. The Scorecard was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Scorecard is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.
If you would like more information about worksite wellness, or would like to take a CDC Health Scorecard Assessment at your business, please call Timalee Geisler at 533-3149. Click here for more information about the Health Scorecard.
Let's Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties
Local elected officials can visit Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future to sign up their city, town or county. An elected official can sign his or her location up as a prospective Let's Move City, Let's Move Town or Let's Move County. During this process, he or she must complete a survey and commit to the following goals.
Local elected officials have the opportunity to earn gold, silver, and bronze medals, as they proceed in accomplishing the five goals. Let's Move! will highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and ideas of local elected officials as they meet benchmarks toward accomplishing the five goals.
EIPH is currently working with the city of Idaho Falls. The National League of Cities has awarded Idaho Falls the following medals:
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